February 27, 2013

Butterfly and Lace

This is the card I designed for my niece and I had to hand deliver it because I got a little carried away with the box decorations.  The card is made with PaperTrey Inc white rustic cardstock, the gray and pink are AC cardstocks called Graphite and LipGloss.  The flower is a Silhouette cut by Lori Whitlock...how do you like the leaves?   I edged them with some Tim Holtz scattered straw distress ink and then used my Scor Pal to add the veins and then folded it a bit in the middle to give it some shape.  The pink flower was edged with Pink Cheeks Powder Puff chalk ink.  The lace came from my stash, the flowered print used on the banner tag is by Basic Grey called True Love and I just did a color match for the pink banner tag.  The paper used for the flower was also from True Love by Basic Grey.  The butterfly came from the clearance aisle at Michaels and was by K&Company.  The background paper is also by K&Company and was designed by Brenda Walton.  The pink pearls came from want2scrape.com.

The butterfly is another silhouette cut file by Hero Arts...I cut two and then added glitter glue to the bottom layer through the holes of the top layer.  Glued them together and added rhinestones from want2scrap.com.  The pink rhinestones are from there also.  The patterned paper matches the banner on the card and the pink twine came from Endless Inkabilities.  The box was designed by me in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and fits a 4.75 x 6.75 card with an inch of room for big embellishments.  It could be mailed but not as it is decorated...LOL.....I added an extra layer to the top and bottom of the box for extra padding. ...

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  1. Mary I don't know what to say.....Your cards are beautiful and you put so much into making all the details just perfect. But I don't know how to comment on them. Just looks beautiful or great work doesn't seem enough.
    but here goes.....Beautiful card!

  2. You absolutely made my day! All I ever wanted was to be as creative as you. I work on a card till I get it to where I think you would be happy with it....I don't always accomplish that but I still strive to get myself there.

    Gavin was here all day yesterday...his third snow day this week and I don't imagine he went today but his dad was going to be home....I baked three different banana breads while he played on the Ipad....all Joanna Lund recipes. I had bananas going bad and wanted to use them up so I didn't have to throw them out. I laugh at myself now....I can remember when it didn't bother me to throw food away....just never gave it much thought...it went bad or was going bad and I tossed it...NOW? Oh, I think about everything that I waste! Guess being on a fixed income brings that out in a person. Anyway, the freezer is now stocked with yummy banana breads for the weekends.

    I'll post a pic later but Gavin and I spent the afternoon outside in the foot high snow...if I'd known we were going to trough through it all afternoon, I would have cut my exercise regime down a bit...LOL...my knees and legs hurt all night.

    Again...thank you SSSOOOO much!

  3. I do need to add this comment....believe it or not, my niece never says a word about the cards or even thanks me....go figure that one! Makes me want to quit making her one but each year, I do it again. It's the same way with mt sisters...they never comment at all....my mom hauls my cards to church to show them off to her sunday school class....love her bunches!

  4. Your welcome....Just wanted you to know that I think you are doing a awesome work on your cards. It's easy to see
    that you are have a great time doing it.



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